Nick Tandy is one of the three new faces that will have the alignment of drivers of Porsche in LMP1. The winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2015 promoted from the GT program of the brand to join the newly-signed André Lotterer and the World Champion Neel Jani in the Porsche 919 Hybrid #1. This step allows the pilot of 32 years to play his first full season in the premier class of the World Endurance (WEC). The british driver, who has competed throughout 2016 in GTE, will seek to turn their second victory in La Sarthe.
“There are two aspects of this agreement with Porsche to motivate me. The first is that I am really eager of to be able to fight for a World Championship, which is something that he had not been able to do before. The second is to return to Le Mans in the category LMP1, because this year has been difficult” explained Nick Tandy in a statement to ‘Autosport’. The pilot of a Porsche in addition explained: “No one can take the fact of having already won at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. I think that any pilot would do anything for to win once, so in that sense, I am a pilot lucky”.
“This means that fight for the WEC is an exciting step forward“ stated Nick Tandy. However, the briton knows that he has options to play the title: “I have one to a team two times Champion of the World and have a car that is certainly capable of fighting for the championship. It is a combination very exciting. This year was the first season of my career that I didn’t do a single race in the Uk, so to compete at Silverstone with a LMP1 in the World will be also something very large“.